Since welcoming our first guests 90 years ago, Gurney’s has remained one of New York’s finest travel destinations. As you walk the grounds, you can sense the history—though we have certainly evolved through the decades! In 1926, Maude Gurney opened the property as an inn. In the early 1950s, Gurney’s was a modest, 20-unit summer hotel similar to many others dotting the South Fork of Long Island. In 1956, it was purchased by restaurant owner Nick Monte, who would ultimately transform it into a celebrated resort: he added buildings and facilities, began operating Gurney’s year-round in the 1960s, and opened the spa in 1979.
In 2013, under new ownership, Gurney’s began a multi-phase, multi-year refresh. In 2014, we unveiled 38 renovated oceanfront rooms as well as a new indoor seawater pool. The following year, we began a partnership with LDV Hospitality, including the opening of five new outlets: Scarpetta Beach, Tillie’s, Corso, The Beach Club, and The Regent Cocktail Club. In 2016, we started managing and renovating the property next door, the Panoramic View Resort, as Gurney’s Residences.
We owe our longevity to our philosophy of service: accommodating each guest personally. We invite you to visit us soon.